Saturday, 12 December 2009

Kingston Whig-Standard provides an update on Stu Turnbull, who is playing professionally in Germany

Stu Turnbull: 'Playing basketball as a job -- not too bad at all' Former Frontenac Falcon has elevated his game in the German Pro B league

Stu Turnbull's baptismal season in professional basketball has been a near-daily learning experience for both the former all-Canadian Carleton Raven and his opponents in the German Bundesliga.

The opponents, for starters, have learned to respect the sturdy, six-foot-two guard who, after an inauspicious start, has caught fire for the Rist-Wedel club in the Pro B loop. Through the club's first 11 games he's averaging 17 points and six rebounds.

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Dream come true: Norris proud to be only Nova Scotian to make Rainmen roster

Devon Norris, the only Nova Scotian on the Halifax Rainmen roster, says playing for his ‘hometown’ team is a dream come true.(Peter Parsons / Staff)

Devon Norris realizes he won’t get the floor time — or the accolades — of some of his more heralded teammates on the Halifax Rainmen.

The former Dalhousie Tiger understands he’ll play limited minutes in a supporting role, but that doesn’t diminish the sense of accomplishment he feels in being the only Nova Scotian named to the roster of the Premier Basketball League team earlier this week.

"It’s basically a dream come true to be able to play professional basketball in my hometown of Halifax," said the 23-year-old, who grew up in Upper Tantallon.

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Expectations rise for Wolves basketball club

Three months ago, Scott Morrison would gladly have accepted five wins in eight first-semester games.

Things have changed.

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Western Mustangs Backcourt Club site honours Alex Brzozowicz, one of the keys to last season's Final 4 team, as Alex receives Academic All-Canadian award. The site also provides an update from Brad Smith who leads his English pro league in scoring.


High school basketball in B.C. heats up with tournament action

'Biblical' B.C. basketball battle a rematch

White Rock Christian Academy takes on Vancouver College in boys’ final, while Handsworth takes on Riverside in girls’ final

Point guard Eli Mara of the White Rock Christian Academy Warriors in action this week at the HSBC Classic. Mara's Warriors take on the Vancouver College Fighting Irish in Saturday's boy's final.

It's not quite Jonah and the Whale. Nor is it David vs. Goliath. That's not to say it won't be a battle of biblical proportions when White Rock Christian Academy Warriors face the Vancouver College Fighting Irish in the boy's final of the HSBC Classic Saturday at UBC's War Memorial Gym (7 p.m. tipoff). The game will be a rematch of last year's Telus B.C. AAA semifinal encounter between the Christian and Catholic private schools.

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